‘The Gifted’ is an American superhero television series created for Fox by Matt Nix, based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men properties. The show has connections to the X-Men film series, and is set in an alternate timeline where the X-Men have disappeared. The show is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, and Nix serves as the showrunner. Season 1 of ‘The Gifted’ aired from October 2, 2017, to January 15, 2018, over 13 episodes. It received mostly positive reviews from critics and “solid” viewership. Subsequently, it was renewed for a 29-episode second season, which made its way to viewers’ screens on September 25, 2018. Now, fans are wondering whether the show will see a third season.
The world of the X-Men is filled with mutants and us normal humans don’t really understand how to handle the situation. Some act in fear and some with rage. ‘The Gifted’ delivers a great perspective on the issues between mutants and normal humans, while also exploring modern themes of racism, sexism, and bigotry.
The Gifted Cast: Who’s in it?
The series stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as ordinary parents who take their family on the run after they discover their children’s mutant abilities. Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Coby Bell, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, and Emma Dumont also star in the show.
As with the first season, the Strucker family were central to the second season so that meant returns for Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as Reed and Caitlin Strucker, along with Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White as their children Lauren and Andy.
Given they all survived the first season’s finale, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont and Blair Redford were all back as Mutant Underground members Eclipse, Blink, Polaris and Thunderbird, respectively, as also was Coby Bell as Sentinel Services agent Jace Turner who is trying to hunt down the Struckers and the mutants. Skyler Samuels as Esme Frost and her sisters Phoebe and Sophie, otherwise known as the Stepford Cuckoos were also seen in the next season. A majority of the same cast will be expected to reprise their roles in the next season as well.
The Gifted Plot: What is it about?
The series follows an ordinary couple who are forced to go on the run from the government when they discover their two children have mutant powers, with the family seeking help from an underground network of mutants.